Our team of editors, market analysts, and television producers departs today for the 2013 International Builders' Show, which takes place January 22-24 in Las Vegas. With the housing market in the midst of a bona fide rebound—home prices rose 4.3 percent in the 12 months ending in October, according to the latest Case-Shiller 20-City Composite—we're looking forward to one of the more energized shows since the bottom fell out of the market in 2007.
As in years past, we'll be filming, blogging, tweeting, and posting to both our website and our Facebook page from the floor of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Michael Eisner, former chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Company, is slated to deliver the keynote address during the show's opening ceremony. Odds are he'll compare his revitalization of Walt Disney to what he thinks the housing industry should to do make sure the nascent recovery endures.
We're already hearing about some exciting new products and technologies, including the first-ever hot water dispensing refrigerator and a showerhead that wirelessly streams music from your smart phone or tablet computer. Check back in regularly throughout the week to see what other winners turn up in Las Vegas.
For more news and trends from the Builders' Show, including videos of new products, see our full coverage.